How To Prepare for Your Design Project
Before you hire an architect, you should know how to prepare for your design project.
Be sure to visit the websites of your candidates. Look at their previous projects. Does their work inspire you? Would you be thrilled to live in one of the houses they designed? Think twice about hiring an architect with a traditional style to build your modern urban home. Spend some time thinking about what kind of architecture you love and find examples. Having examples facilitates discussions and the creative process with your architect. Websites like Pinterest and Houzz are great for collecting images.
Do Your Homework
Once you have found a few candidates whose work you like, give them a call and start a conversation. But before you call gather your thoughts and key information about your project. Here is a list of things you should know before you call:
— Square Footage: How much space do you want to build or renovate?
— Budget: How much money is available for this project?
— Price Point: Is this a budget project ($200/sf) or a luxury project ($600/sf)?
— Schedule: When do you want or need the project completed?
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